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Old 07-29-2010, 05:55 PM   #46
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PrincessIM - what time did you get there to secure that spot?

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Old 07-29-2010, 05:58 PM   #47
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PrincessIM - what time did you get there to secure that spot?

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I think it was around 7:35-7:40. We were on the Golden Zephyr when they started letting the crowd in at 7:30. We got off the ride and then just headed over to blue section.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #48
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Thanks!

Hmmm... I totally want to risk this b/c I think we will have Blue FP. It would be sure nice to cut 45 minutes off the wait, because that's the spot I want anyway. Can't decide to risk it or not... So many decisions!

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Old 08-12-2010, 08:55 PM   #49
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FYI, the OP was updated with some new info from Disneyland_1951.

The new info includes:

Rough Fastpass distribution times (for WOC)
Update: 08/08/10

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TIME to Line up info


The OP also has a new link called:

"A Guide to Braving the Crowds for World of Color" by CCR

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Old 09-03-2010, 09:05 PM   #50
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Do not fight the 7:00 mob that they let in at 7:30. Wait till the crowd dies down. When you casually enter the Blue section take one giant step forward, cross under the rope to your right take two giant steps to the rail, and stand at the rail a few feet down from the VIP section. Relax, it will not be a mob scene - Make friends with the Cast Fastpass takers and the VIP Plaid holding the VIP list, (Ask who the VIP's are that night) She will be standing right behind you. Talk with them, laugh with them as the rude people rush to the lower sections and endlessly fight each other and complain. They now will let you go get something to eat, or the bathroom, and will lift the rope and be happy to welcome you back at anytime, as you are now their polite friend.

For the first show the Pre-show Stage Manager in black with his headset will open a gate and plug in his computer to direct the show right in front of your view. [Does this tell you something if the Stage Manager likes to stand there]

At the end of the show turn around and you are now at the front to the exit mob. No hassle fighting 4,000 Guests for 10-15 minutes to get out. You will be fiist to get out of the area.
From this description, I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly where this area is. Can someone circle this exact area on a picture of the viewing area, and post that picture? Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:29 PM   #51
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From this description, I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly where this area is. Can someone circle this exact area on a picture of the viewing area, and post that picture? Thanks in advance.
If you look at the OP photo, I am pretty sure he is talking about the blue section labeled in the photo as spot #1. Near the VIP section.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:14 PM   #52
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If you look at the OP photo, I am pretty sure he is talking about the blue section labeled in the photo as spot #1. Near the VIP section.
That's what I figured, but that's not the clearest photo so I'm not sure exactly where that is. There are some clearer photos of the viewing area, so I was hoping someone could label that spot on one of those photos.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #53
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That's what I figured, but that's not the clearest photo so I'm not sure exactly where that is. There are some clearer photos of the viewing area, so I was hoping someone could label that spot on one of those photos.
The left side is the entrance for Blue where they take your Fastpass. Hand them your Fastpass take one step forward, duck under the rope (not always there) and two-three steps to the rail. The spot is just inside the area behind the yellow fire hydrant. It is very easy to get to, as it usually is not filled until most are already inside. You do not need to line up an hour early to get this spot. And, you are the first to leave saving another 5-10 minutes in a crowd.

Downsides: there is only space for 6-8 people to see well. Small children or people under 5' can have difficulity seeing if they are too far from the top.


However, this is the view with a normal lens (not wide angle).

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Old 09-04-2010, 12:27 AM   #54
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The left side is the entrance for Blue where they take your Fastpass. Hand them your Fastpass take one step forward, duck under the rope (not always there) and two-three steps to the rail. The spot is just inside the area behind the yellow fire hydrant. It is very easy to get to, as it usually is not filled until most are already inside. You do not need to line up an hour early to get this spot. And, you are the first to leave saving another 5-10 minutes in a crowd.

Downsides: there is only space for 6-8 people to see well. Small children or people under 5' can have difficulity seeing if they are too far from the top.


However, this is the view with a normal lens (not wide angle).
Thanks, that photo helps. So, is this spot technically in the blue section?
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Blue section.... Blue Fastpass.... 6' from the Castmember taking the Blue Fastpasses..

It is next to the VIP Section. There are no Fastpasses for the VIP Section... you must know a DLR Sr. Manager to get on the LIST.

The best other than the VIP section is the area just below the VIP section in the Reserved Dinner Section (Must purchase a $40 dinner at Ariels or Wine Country.)

But this spot is by far the easiest to get and is nearly as good.
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Blue section.... Blue Fastpass.... 6' from the Castmember taking the Blue Fastpasses..

It is next to the VIP Section. There are no Fastpasses for the VIP Section... you must know a DLR Sr. Manager to get on the LIST.

The best other than the VIP section is the area just below the VIP section in the Reserved Dinner Section (Must purchase a $40 dinner at Ariels or Wine Country.)

But this spot is by far the easiest to get and is nearly as good.
Looks like a good view, but is it too far away to see all the action? I haven't seen WOC, so I'm not sure what the entire show consists of. Are there things floating around on the water, like there are in Fantasmic...things you might not be able to see from this spot?
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The image you see above is 320+ feet wide and 100+ feet tall. The very front rows are as close as 20' from the fountains. It is like watching a 50' wide screen movie from a front row less than 5' away. It is spectacular but you can not see the whole image or some of the special effects.

There are no floates or anything to see at the front lower levels. Some of the fountain lights in the very front for a short time are blocked, but it is a very very small part of the show.
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Which area do the people with picnic meals and Reserved Viewing tickets get ?

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The chart is correct with what is current.

The Black Line I added is the centerline of the show. The WOC Show is not centered with the viewing area, but with the Perferred and VIP zones.

The Red section is the furthest off center except for the Wet Zone below the Perferred section.


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Which area do the people with picnic meals and Reserved Viewing tickets get ?
Picnics are blue (light and medium blue in picture) or yellow. Preferred Viewing (dark blue with the black line running through it) is for those who reserve the package at Ariel's Grotto or WCT.
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Which is considered better of the two ? Light blue or Yellow ?


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